Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
. a san jose building boom is about to go on steroids. >> the city wants to fast track nearly $1 billion in construction projects in coming months. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez on why san jose thinks it can turn that many projects so fast. len. >> reporter: dana, there's a lot of people who feel that silicon valley is on the verge of the next big comeback and the city wants to be part of that and so they are going to stream line the permit process so they can slingshot into the future. moving at the speed of business. >> we have relatively short time scales. >> reporter: it's what helps make technology companies like solar junction a world leader. >> we manufacture the highest efficiency solar cells in the world today here in san jose. >> reporter: local government doesn't have that same reputation when it comes to speed and efficiency but that may change. >> we are moving ahead with an effort to accelerate projects. >> reporter: city council member is talking about san jose's big new push to streamline its economic development
Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
and scotts valley. we spotted a few wrecks on the roads today. a fender-bender on highway 87 in san jose clogged traffic for miles. the crash involved at least three vehicles but we haven't heard of serious injuries. >> this is what it looked like going over the bay bridge into san francisco this morning. a lot of wind, rain and plenty of brake lights. we have team coverage of the storm and its aftermath as we wait for round 2. linda yee is in daly city.da lin is in san francisco. paul deanno reports from the weather center. >> this is round one soft least rainy of the three. lima valley nearly 2" of rainfall just this morning. petaluma more than 1.5". more than 1" of rainfall for santa rosa.